Venue: SUKERKAR HOUSE
Time: 10:30 – 20:00
Leonie’s work generally revolves around perceiving, recording, and recreating space. Her focus lies on bringing awareness to the acoustic and cultural properties of auditory spaces to people in their own environment. She strives to preserve these spaces, since they change with time. Some sounds become extinct (natural sounds, sounds of old technologies or old modes of transportation). New sounds emerge and penetrate our spaces—from phone jingles to drones. Leonie archives and organizes the sounds she finds, the sounds particular to that cultural and physical space, and turns it into compositions and well-organized archives for the future.
This particular installation of hers will consist of separate pieces that Leonie has made of different countries she has visited or lived in: The Netherlands, Lithuania, Iran, and now India. The pieces are about 45 minutes long and can be looped to create an ongoing installation. Each piece is complete on its own, but also interlocks with any of the other ones.
Leonie Roessler received a Bachelor Degree in Composition along with a Minor in Dance Performance at California State University Northridge in 2010. She moved to the Netherlands and earned her Masters Degree in Composition at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in 2013. She then completed a one-year course at the Institute of Sonology, where she focused on Field Recording and the Spatialization of Sound. In 2016, she finished the fourth and last year of the Contemporary Music through Non-Western Techniques Program at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. In 2016 alone, her works have been performed in The Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, and the United States, and broadcast on radio stations in various countries, and her field recording soundscapes were chosen as winning entries of the Forum Wallis Ars Electronica Competition, as well as the GRIT Collaborative Competition. She is active as a performer, composer, and sound artist, and teacher in various countries and places near and far.
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